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Ecuador: Court Ratifies 8-Year Sentence Against Rafael Correa- Telesur

Ecuador’s National Justice Court (CNJ) ratified an eight-year sentence against former President Rafael Correa, who is accused of allegedly financing his party’s political campaigns with money provided by businessmen who contracted with the state.

Judges David Jacho, Dilza Muñoz, and Wilman Teran confirmed the sentence against Correa and 20 other officials for the crime of “aggravated bribery”.

The sentence involves Ecuador’s former vice president Jorge Glas, former Legal Secretary of the Presidency Alexis Mera, and former Transport Minister Maria de los Angeles Duarte.

To read the full article on Telesur, click here.



#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:
DENIED: @SCOTUS rejects hearing case of Steven Donziger, who bribed Ecuadorian judge in failed effort to bilk Chevron for billions of dollars.

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